Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wildflowers and Shooting Stars

(actually, I over packed a bit especially since the camping trip was only a day.) 
  This summer I went camping with my pals on beautiful Mount Rainier. I took so many pictures so I am going to share them over a couple of posts instead of all at once. These first ones are of the mountain top where we took a short hike.

Smiley Face in the Snow

   I felt very lucky to see all the wildflowers. They were spectacular! Besides the hike, my camping friends and I also made the traditional and much loved campfire at night. For dinner we cooked hot dogs (or tofu dogs in my case) on a stick. We also made s'mores. Marshmallow preferences were discussed by all. I like mine slightly burnt and crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. How about you? When I was little my family and I would tell ghosts stories around our campfires. I suggested this to the group, but the suggestion went no where.
  After the campfire fun, we watched a meteor shower! The sky from a mountain top is amazing even on a non-meteor shower day. I cannot even remember the last time I saw so many stars! But watching shooting stars zip across the sky made the view even more beautiful and awe-inspiring. My camping trip to Mount Rainier made me want to run away from the city and move back to the country.


Mohala Johnson said...

Any S'more is a good S'more but I like mines as you do, crispy and mushy

Amber said...

Yes! Crispy and mushy is sooo good! But you are right, I'd never turn away from a s'more no matter how the marshmallow is roasted.